Aria RG 680

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Aria RG 680

Post by tribi9 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm

But i sold it.

Now, I can't afford another one. So instead, I got a 680 because ricosound is important. Well, it's not really that important, but its cool to have... Yes, my models are correct... Just wait for the pics.
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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound

Post by wproffitt » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:37 am

I’m more than a little curious here. I know what a 620 is. I know what a 660 is. What in the world is a 680? We need pics, and a really thorough OSG style explanation! :)

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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound

Post by MrFingers » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:36 am

It doesn't need to be a Rickenbacker... Very likely we're talking about the RG-680, the Japanese copy from the late 1970's.

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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound

Post by tribi9 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:36 am

Yes, an Aria Pro II copy. The one above is missing the tailpiece and the truss rod cover though. Pics coming soon.

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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound

Post by tribi9 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm

Dig?

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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound now with 100% more pics

Post by Cornelius Plum » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:24 pm

Well, it does have the ric-o-sound! So I dig.

How does it play?

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Re: I used to own a 620 with the ricosound now with 100% more pics

Post by tribi9 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:36 pm

Cornelius Plum wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Well, it does have the ric-o-sound! So I dig.

How does it play?
I just finished setting it up to taste, and i gotta say im happy.

The pickups have a lot of bass in the middle and neck, which i like. The bridge pu is trebley. A cool guitar indeed.

Compared to my old 620? I bought that brand new, and to be honest, i don't remember what is different..

The ricosound, i don't even know how the cable works, but i ill look it up and make a cable.

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by Cornelius Plum » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:42 pm

Cool guitar! Although, I'm sure you're going to hear from the Rickenbacker corporation soon.

I have a 360. To tell you the truth, I never once used the ric-o-sound.

But, hey, I'm happy it's there: see, whenever someone brags about how awesome their guitar is, I always ask if the guitar has ric-o-sound. And when they say no, I'm all pfff, your guitar ain't that big of a deal.

Your guitar may have fancy-schmancy pickups hand-made by some hermit, but mine has ric-o-sound! I win!

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Re: Aria RG 680

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by CivoLee » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:46 pm

I knew Aria Pro II did Fender and Gibson copies, but not Rics. Does it have a narrow fingerboard like a "real" Rickenbacker?

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by tribi9 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:58 pm

Ill measure it tomorrow, doesn't feel particularly narrow to me, but then again i like narrow.

The serial number dates it to 1973 btw.

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by sessylU » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:20 am

Big fan of Matsumoku. This looks great.

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by tribi9 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:25 pm

Im not sure if its been refretted but most likely, yes..

The frets dont have any wear.. Like zero wear..🤔

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:21 pm

Awesome. Good score indeed. :-*
Det er mig der holder traeerne sammen.

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Re: Aria RG 680

Post by tribi9 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:24 pm

Thank you, thank you..

So the width at the nut is 43.4 mm. The 620 is 41. 4 mm.

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